19645 - 01N54

Senior Manager
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 12 December 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 5
Salary: $124,891 - $140,596
Position No: 19645 - 01N54
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 November 2019
Contact Officer: Catherine Furner on catherine.furner@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 1756

Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Services include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Overview of the work area and position
The senior management position oversees the Childhood Early Intervention Program, the Specialist Youth Mental Health Outreach Program, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Carer and Consumer Participation. These programs sit within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The teams consist of Social Workers, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Carer Consultant, and Allied Health Assistant and psychiatry. These programs provide specialist assessment, treatment, assertive outreach, and secondary consultation and close liaison with the Department of Education, Australian National University and youth services. The Childhood Early Intervention Program works with primary schools within the ACT. The Specialist Youth Mental Health Outreach works with young people aged 14 to 25 who are experiencing first episode psychosis; suffer from severe anxiety and or depression and are marginalised with significant barriers to accessing office based treatment and mental health care. As a senior manager, the Health Professional Officer 5 works to the CAMHS Operational Director and CAMHS Clinical Director on strategic input and support for Divisional and organisational goals. The Health Professional Officer 5 ensures the effective and efficient delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in these programs.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
For Occupational Therapy:
  • Degree (or recognised equivalent) in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
For Psychology:
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
Highly Desirable:
  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students.
For Social Work:
  • Degree in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Registration or eligibility for registration under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification
  • Experience in working with children and young people.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
This is a temporary position available for a period of 18 months.

How to Apply

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”


This is a temporary position available for a period of 18 months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services